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Lunar New year on Saturday January 25th
Saturday, January 18, 2020      0 comments

I have played with spark on and off since about 2006. I got serious in 2017 on the Lunar New Year. I got slimmer than ever in my life (post puberty). But then the weight started to come back on, sometimes faster, sometimes slower. But the fact o... Read more
Online workout videos
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      1 comments

It's been a while since I tried any new workout videos. I have just moved to a new neighbourhood (farrrr away from my yoga/pilates studio and the gym that my old building had) so I decided to give a new one a go. I had to stop for lots of breaks... Read more
Making good decisions...
Monday, November 26, 2018      5 comments

So far, so good! Drinking lots of tea instead of rummaging for snacks :-) Someone commented on my last blog post that I am an emotional eater... this is true! I eat when I'm hungry but I also eat when I'm tired or stressed or overwhelmed or sad ... Read more
It's Spark Time!
Sunday, November 25, 2018      3 comments

I have been active as always but my weight has just gone up, up and away! I am not comfortable in my clothes and just seem to eat all the time!! I'm 11lbs above my lowest weight and I am DETERMINED to get down to 169, 13lbs down from the current... Read more
3 weeks to go until the Lunar New Year
Thursday, January 25, 2018      0 comments

In 2017 I started my commitment to looking and feeling better. I already went to the gym a lot but decided to focus on what I was trying to achieve. Unlike a lot of folks starting on the 1st of January, I started with the Lunar New Year (which f... Read more
Back to normal for me, thanks!
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      1 comments

I had a decision in mind last night before bed but I wanted to sleep on it and see in the morning. And this morning that decision remained the same. Following on from all of my negative thoughts and impressions the last few days, I realised that... Read more
Day 4 of my keto experiment is coming to a close
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      4 comments

My observations today are possibly entirely negative - I've noticed both yesterday and today that I have been yawning and feeling tired at work, which is very abnormal for me. I've also been struggling with all of my workouts on days 2, 3 and 4.... Read more
It's Day 3 of my keto experiment...
Monday, August 28, 2017      4 comments

[I feel like I'm narrating Big Brother, haha 😉] Anyway! Day 3 it is... I'm far less annoyed by this whole keto thing now. Yesterday went well, today is going well! Have planned all of today's food so I'm feeling in control! Thank goodness for s... Read more
My keto experiment - Day 1
Sunday, August 27, 2017      2 comments

So today I tried eating keto. As plant-based as possible keto, to be more specific, so that complicates matters somewhat! I am still aiming for completely plant-based eating at some point but for this keto experiment I am just not equipped to tr... Read more
Enjoying the view along the way
Friday, August 11, 2017      1 comments

On this sunny Friday evening I have spent some time thinking about my journey so far and what makes it different and more successful than previous efforts. A few things stand out, one of them is this: In the past I never allowed myself to be pro... Read more
Milestone in sight!
Thursday, August 03, 2017      5 comments

I am now only 5 lbs away from that precious number that will bring me into a 'healthy' BMI range. To say that that prospect excites me would be an understatement! I'm sure it will still take me weeks to get there, but it is now starting to seem ... Read more
Ups and downs
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      6 comments

Been having some ups and downs (mostly in my mood, but my weight too haha!). I seem to have days when I feel like I am getting nowhere (even though I know that not to be true!) and then days (like today, yay!) when I feel good and calm and like ... Read more
Working on that new goal!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      4 comments

9 days into my new challenge and with one month to go, I have managed to lose those returning few pounds and reached a new all-time low, yey! Now that I have broken that mark... onwards and downwards (as the saying doesn't go!). Aiming to keep t... Read more
Setting a new goal
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      3 comments

10 days ago I was at my lowest weight yet... (in adulthood!) and now I'm almost 3lbs up from that (not an overnight thing, it's steadily gone up, gah!). My conviction wavers. It's mostly food choices where I go wrong. I've been eating junk. When... Read more
10k success but snacking is a problem!
Monday, May 15, 2017      1 comments

 Yesterday I ran my first ever event, a 10k. I have run 10km before (not often!), but I've never participated in a running event before and when I signed up for it I wanted a real challenge as 5k is not a difficult distance for me (although I'm ... Read more

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